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The equal protection clause also prohibits invidious discrimination that stems from prejudice. • Do you think Ms. Rowland was treated fairly? The case proceeded to a jury, which awarded Rowland damages for personal humiliation, mental anguish, and lost wages. A trial judge ruled that the jury’s findings were based on the law. A federal appeals court, however, reversed the jury verdict. The appeals court rejected the First Amendment claim, finding that Rowland’s speech was not speech on a matter of public concern.

It is entirely rational for the Legislature to conclude that the rights of gay men and lesbians can be protected in ways other than alteration of the traditional understanding of marriage. The institution of marriage has played a unique role in the formation of our society. Its status as the union of people of different genders has remained unchanged throughout history. While the Legislature had demonstrated its desire to recognize the rights of individuals in same-sex relationships, it is not unreasonable for the Legislature to conclude that a fundamental change in the centuries-old meaning of marriage is necessary to protect same-sex couples.

Hart adopted first Peter and then George the fact that these men are gay was not even mentioned. In fact and therefore in law, what does matter in the best interests of both Peter and George is that Gene Hart and Burke Shiri live in a loving and long lasting committed relationship. In fact and in law what does matter in their best interests is that Peter and George have already begun to reap the benefits of the love of these two men and have even in their tender years returned it in kind. In fact and in law what does matter in the best interests of Peter and George is that they are thriving in the environment created by Gene Hart and Burke Shiri.

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